Masters of the Game
By Paul
The Interactive Gaming Institute of Nevada (IGI) and the William F. Harrah College of Hotel Administration at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, last Thursday announced a series of conferences to provide regulators, legislators, investors, media and casino operators a forum to learn about technologies that could fulfill the statutory requirements for implementing interactive gaming – tackling some of the thorniest issues for online gaming legislation in the US. Companies are invited to present technologies resolving player identification, age verification and location authentication issues. The first conference will be held Feb. 13 2002 at the Stan Fulton Building at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, with over 200 attendees expected, including representatives of at least 20 gaming companies.

There will be live demonstrations, presentations and exhibitions by technology companies to a panel who will examine, question and challenge the applicability of the products and systems. The findings will be published as white papers.

'We expect to learn about innovations from inside and outside the gaming industry that address these fundamental concerns about interactive gaming,' said Richard Fitzpatrick, chief executive officer of IGI and the Global Institute for Gaming Innovation.

'We talked in-depth with 12 of Nevada's leading gaming companies representing more than 60 hotels with gaming licenses, and we discovered a disconnect between the technology that appears to exist and what regulators and the general public know about it,' said Fitzpatrick

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